I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Yeah! We are home! We got to come home from the hospital yesterday. It is so fun to be home. Guess what Kristen and I did this morning??? Stayed in bed till 10:30! It was great to sleep in our own bed and not be interrupted 3 or 4 times by a beeping IV pole or a nurse wanting to do vitals. And the best part...I got to wear pajamas and get up and go to the bathroom without combing out my hair. You see, I can't use the bathroom in Kristen's room, so in the middle of the night I have to run down the hall and use the public potty. So ya, I'll admit it I miss my bathroom and of course I can't sleep in my usual pajamas at the hospital Because we have no privacy! So I've resorted to jogging pants, a layers t-shirt and I keep my big old levi shirt by the chair so I can put it on whenever someone comes in our room, which is like every hour. So tonight when you go to bed...appreciate the fact that you have your own bathroom and you can wear whatever you want to bed! Kristen is happy. She seems a little wore out but that is expected as her bone marrow has just started to rebound and her blood counts are still low at every level. She may need to go in to the clinic at the first of the week for blood or platlets. We have 10 days to 2 weeks before we need to back to the hospital and start round 5 of chemo. So we are going to enjoy ourselves! My other daughters have been giving me a bad time about my blog. They say they can't read it because it makes them cry. They are begging me to change my song too. So I thought I would tell a little joke for them. So, Katy, Kamie and Kim here it goes... Why did the cookie go to the doctor?.............. Cause he was feeling crummy! LOL!

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